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Sports Photography: Making the Shot

via CreativeLive


It’s unpredictable and happens in a fleeting moment; the game winning point, the facial expression of success, the underdog coming from behind moment. Capturing athletes in their sport not only takes a quick shutter, but also the right prep and creativity to stand out. Al Bello is an award-winning photographer and the Chief Sports Photographer in North America for Getty Images. He has covered 11 Olympic games and has photographed numerous well-known athletes. 

In this course you’ll learn:

  • What to look for in order to get a successful and creative action shot 
  • How to prepare for a variety of sporting events 
  •  The behind the scenes in capturing unique and timeless images including an in depth look into underwater sports
Learn how to prep and capture sporting events and stand out in a field of photographers.  


  • What Makes the Shot?
  • How to Break into Sports Photography
  • Process and Prepping for an Event
  • Olympics Coverage
  • Pushing the Boundaries with Underwater Photography
  • Sportraits

Taught by

Al Bello


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